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Stavanger, Norway (2001 – present)

Sirenia is a band from Stavanger, Norway.

Sirenia came together in early 2001, when Morten Veland parted ways with his former band Tristania due to musical disagreements and personal differences.

Sirenia combines strong melodic instrumentals, keyboard synthesis, and guitar works with light, female vocals (Fabienne Gondamin, Henriette Bordvik, Monika Pedersen, and currently Ailyn), male death vocals, and a choir. Current band members are Morten Veland (programming, growling, clean vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards), Ailyn (female vocals), Jan Erik Soltvedt (guitars) and Jonathan Perez (drums). Most of Sirenia’s songs are atmospheric, yet intense with melodic backgrounds and interludes. The lyrics are concerned with human existence, emotion, and mental states.

Sirenia (at first called “Masters of Sirenia”), named after the Sirens of Greek mythology, was founded in 2001 after Morten Veland left Tristania. The band failed to find a suitable singer prior to recording in France, so they conducted auditions and found Fabienne Gondamin for the recording session of At Sixes and Sevens.

On the subsequent tour and follow-up album, An Elixir for Existence, Gondamin was replaced by Henriette Bordvik.

On September 13, 2005, it was announced that Bordvik would be leaving the band, and the search for a new singer commenced. Bordvik’s replacement, Monika Pedersen of the band Sinphonia, was introduced on April 10, 2006. In the same year, Bjørnar Landa (from Artifact) joined the band as a guitarist.

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  • adelinadarkstar

    I hope Ailyn sings more choral parts on the new album like she does in Seven Widows Weep I listen to that verse over and over....

    17 Aug 12:06am Reply
  • DorianVonEden

    v Well, they also sound like the main songwriter's previous band's first two albums from 17 years ago. Morten was never renowed for his innovativeness.

    11 Aug 10:53pm Reply
  • Piotr1981

    I've only heard a small handful of songs from the past several albums (I only own a copy of "On Sixes and Seevens), so feel free to disregard me. Still, is it just my ignorance or do their songs really sound pretty much alike from album to album?

    11 Aug 10:02am Reply
  • adelinadarkstar

    Let's hope the material continues the same way as Perils of the Deep Blue<<<<<<<<<YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 Aug 3:34am Reply
  • placerej

    Let's hope the material continues the same way as Perils of the Deep Blue [6]

    19 Jul 11:27pm Reply
  • MagdaGothic666

    Let's hope the material continues the same way as Perils of the Deep Blue [5] Definitely!

    11 Jul 8:52pm Reply
  • Lsm1995

    For me their best singer is Ailyn, their best album is The 13th Floor, and their best song is Lost In Life

    2 Jul 3:57pm Reply
  • Pieerrot

    FEAR of these delivery's releases.

    1 Jul 10:27pm Reply
  • EpicaSimons

    Let's hope the material continues the same way as Perils of the Deep Blue [4]

    20 Jun 8:20pm Reply
  • VampireMaxx

    I can't believe they are making another album before touring with their album Perils Of The Deep Blue.

    11 Jun 2:20pm Reply
  • girlofdreams

    Eu adoro a diversidade de vocalistas no álbuns do Sirenia, me faz enjoar das músicas com menos facilidade diferente de outras bandas que me agoniam quando ouço duas ou três vezes um álbum diferente seguidos. Não sei se é possível antepor alguma das 4 vozes dessa banda maravilhosa, pois todas são ótimas. Não cheguei a ouvir muito o novo álbum, devo tê-lo ouvido no máximo 4 vezes e não cheguei a gostar assim como os anteriores. Nine Destinies, The 13th Floor, At Sixes e The Enigma Of Life, são os meus preferidos, adoro o som ambiental e atmosférico do At Sixes e também adoro os refrões do The Enigma, pra mim são álbuns magníficos, porém, todos os álbuns têm um destaque relevante. Sirenia. ♥

    10 Jun 4:53am Reply
  • Luan080

    Let's hope the material continues the same way as Perils of the Deep Blue [3]

    2 Jun 6:21am Reply
  • lacrymosarust

    The Funeral March ♥ [2]

    30 May 6:21am Reply
  • PurplePlagueRat

    Happy Birthday! Ailyn <3

    30 May 2:32am Reply
  • Inamanica

    Let's hope the material continues the same way as Perils of the Deep Blue [2]

    14 May 12:41am Reply
  • spikedylacid

    Interesting they're back with Napalm Records. Did they only sign for 4 albums with Nuclear Blast? Regardless, let's hope the material continues the same way as Perils of the Deep Blue and perhaps even further into the heavy, original sound. Morten did us proud with Perils, let's hope it continues.

    9 May 11:05pm Reply
  • Stttrfly

    The Path to Decay... it's something perfect. Amazing voice and good music. Great band.

    3 May 5:37am Reply
  • Inamanica

    The Funeral March ♥

    18 Apr 12:53pm Reply
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  • crazysharky666

    Fatal: You're not dreaming dude.

    24 Mar 7:27pm Reply
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